I'm a new user, so sorry if this has been covered. I looked but didn't yet see this topic.
I have a home-built XP Pro machine with a Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Ethernet adapter. This morning a CenturyTel tech switched me from my ADSL connection to their cable service, and now I can't connect. I'm currently using the same cable connection on my wife's Dell laptop and it works fine, but not on my desktop box. The issue clearly seems to be with my computer.
So far, I have disabled all firewalls and security programs, done numerous restarts, checked drivers, etc. The computer sees the cable, but hunts and hunts for an IP address for the session and never finds it. It works instantly on this laptop (as well as on the tech's laptop). It worked just fine an hour before with my old ADSL connection.
I'm not a networking guru, so any thoughts would be most welcome! I suspect there's a weird setting I can't find somewhere.
Thanks for any help you can give.